Engineering and Information Sciences


Jiakun Liu

Current Positions:

Senior Lecturer


I received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at Chu KoChen Honours College, Zhejiang University, China in 2006. In 2006, I undertook a PhD at the Australian National University and graduated in 2010. In 2010, I was awarded a Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship for a three-year term at Princeton University in the USA. In 2013, I moved to the University of Wollongong to commence a continuing position.

Research Interests:

My main research interests are in nonlinear elliptic and parabolic partial differential equations and applications in geometry and optimal transportation. In particular, the regularity theory of Monge-Ampere equations, Hessian equations, and other variational problems. I am also interested in related areas of geometry and physics, including geometry of convex bodies, minimal surfaces, surfaces of prescribed curvatures, and geometric flows.


Discovery Project (DP170100929), ARC, 2017--2019
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA), ARC, 2014--2016
UIC International Links Scheme, UOW, 2015
URC Small Grants Scheme, UOW, 2013
Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship, Simons Foundation, USA 2010--2013
Shiing-shen Chern Mathematical Scholarship, Zhejiang University, China 2005--2006

Research Students

  • Trong Thuc Phung : A Study of Geometric Conditions for the Regularity of Solutions to the Optimal Transportation Problem in C
  • Fang Li : Room Temperature Rechargeable Lithium Sulfur Battery
  • Jihang Zhang : Adaptive Resource Allocation Strategies for Emergency Management
  • Siyuan Li : Monge-Ampere Type Equations and Stochastic Partial Differential Equations